98kellrs wrote in post #18260904
I love my XT1, however I've done a few shoots where I have used the Fuji, and then taken the same shot with my D800 at comparable focal lengths and 7/10 times I usually prefer the Nikon's image.
The Fuji's rendition is definitely different, and I haven't quite put my finger on it yet. I need more time with the Fuji I think.
I had the opposite outcome with my a7S, the difference being in low light the a7S shots would handily take the lead. The biggest problem for me though was that I just didn't enjoy using the a7S, my X-E2 was always the camera I gravitated towards and thankfully I like my X-Pro2 even more
Nick3434 wrote in post #18260984
Head to head, as 98 said, the big camera and lenses are going to produce the better technical quality image. Frankly expecting a FF dslr and 2 pound lens to not is sorta very unrealistic. The allure is that the Fuji IQ/image feel, is not bad for people used to FF, at the size, it is actually very easy to forgive nitpicks because the size and build and operation is so overwhelmingly refreshing. Now if the canon apsc guys really Pepsi challenged it, at least compared to my past canon crop cameras, it is a no brainer for Fuji I think IQ wise, but I haven't seen any tests comparing because I didn't/don't care when I looked.
I think Fuji should be compelling to anyone that has a single FF camera and wants a smaller scale companion that will not disappoint, or anyone who wants to declutter the mass and crap and expense of material things that take away from photos and downsize or just bail on a big canikon system.
It's a slippery slope. I bought an X-E1 to supplement my 6D... very soon realized I was barely using the 6D anymore, though I did (at least at the time) think my 6D produced the better shots. I sold my 6D to get an a7S (after trying an a7R) believing I had to stick with full frame to keep the 6D's image quality. I loved that camera for a time, but before long I missed my Fuji and got an X-E2... yet again I realized it was the Fuji I gravitated to and by that time had learned how to get the most out of the Fuji sensors. I honestly can only see the differences in IQ if I peep in past 100%, and sometimes even then I'm not sure... I think the differences between a FF sensor and a Fuji APS-C sensor are as near as makes no difference for most uses (a topic that all but got me banned from the Sony lounge... )
PLLphotography wrote in post #18260995
I came from a Canon 5D II and a selection of L lenses. I felt tired, not only from the weight of it all, but also felt unmotivated. I had slowly started to "thin out the herd" and was ultimately left with the 5D II and 50L. I used that combo for the last few years of my Canon life. When the XT-1 was announced, I sold off the rest and pre-ordered it with the Fuji 35/1.4.
I felt it was the best decision I made. I enjoyed photography again. I now have the XT-1 (sadly sitting on a shelf), the X-Pro 2 (my new hotness), the 23/1.4, 35/2 (sometimes I wish I would have kept the 35/1.4), 56/1.2, and 90/2. This whole kit is smaller than my Canon kit in terms of size and cost.
I'm happy, and that's what matters most to me.
My X-Pro2 (and now X100T) compel me to pick them up everytime I walk past them. I have zero problem taking one of them everywhere I go and actually feel naked when I forget to bring one (which basically doesn't happen anymore). I love having a camera system that I thoroughly enjoy shooting with.
Jelloneck wrote in post #18261035
Found the 50-140mm used for a good price and grabbed it. Just waiting on the X-T2 to be off backorder. Sold my last Canon body and just need to unload the sigma 120-300mm. Excited to shoot some sports with the new equipment.
I am planning on selling the 90mm as it doesn't make sense to keep it along with the 50-140 being only 1 stop difference. I thought about selling the 56 but being 1.2 it may come in handy for indoor sports (if its fast enough) and portraits when I need faster than 2.8.
Be sure to keep us updated with how you like it and how it compares to the 90mm... I've been thinking about picking up one of the two later on down the road, have been leaning toward the 90mm since I already have the 55-200 (and love it).IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/R4ceEd DSCF9429.jpg
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